Getting Started

From MCDrugs

MCDrugs is the longest-running Minecraft Drug server. The entire server economy is based on selling drugs. Drugs can be acquired by either growing them (most Minecraft plants and crops that can be grown can be sold as drugs), or by becoming a police officer and selling confiscated drugs. This article will aim to give a quick overview of the main features of the server, and provide enough information to help you get started.


Reading this entire article isn't necessary to get started - you can start playing, and refer back here when needed. If you don't want to read the entire thing before playing, here's the basics:

  • Grow Minecraft crops, or "raw drugs", and sell them to make money. Farming tips and tricks here.
    • You can sell drugs by going to /spawn and following the redstone trail.
    • Watch out for police in blue leather armour, who can take your drugs.
    • Once your reach the Mule rank, you can sell drugs for others with /mule. More info here.
  • Make drug combinations in /lab, which sell for more than raw drugs.
  • Spend your money to rank-up and earn rewards with /rankup.
  • Once you reach the Smuggler rank, you can become a police officer and catch players selling drugs with /police enroll.
  • Drugs grow faster in the Farm worlds, which you can get to with either /farma or /farmm. To see where each drug grows fastest, use /drugnames.
  • A good way to start is by making a farm in the Farm-M world (/farmm).
  • Use the Wild world (/wild) for Factions bases and vaults.
  • Travel to different worlds with the /nav command.
  • Along with selling drugs, you can make money by voting (/vote), gambling, jobs (/jobs), fishing, and parkour (/parkour).
  • Create a Faction to protect your land in the Wild and Farm-A worlds with /f. Earn factions power by ranking up.
  • Buy items from other players at /warp shops, or from anywhere with /shop.
  • Read the Tips and Tricks article for more useful information.


MCDrugs Basics

Essential Commands

Commands are chat messages that have an effect other than sending a message. To run a command, write the command in your in-game chat. Commands will always begin with a slash (/). MCDrugs has a lot of commands. We don't expect you to learn them all right now, but there are a few that you need to know:

  • /sethome <name> saves your current location as a home with the given name, allowing you to teleport back.
  • /home <name> to teleport back to your saved home with the given name.

Tip: Don't forget to set a home at your first farm! If you go back to Spawn, you'll need to have a home set to get back to it!

  • /tpa <player> to request to teleport to another player.

Tip: Don't trust teleport requests from players you don't know - you don't have to accept a teleport request.

  • /spawn to return to the Spawn world.
  • /wild, /farma, /farmm to navigate to specific worlds.
  • Access the Nether and End with /warp nether and /warp end.
  • /lab to access the drug menu for information on drugs, and to create drug combinations

Drugs

Selling Drugs

The main drug selling house in Spawn.

Selling drugs is the main method of making money on MCDrugs. To sell drugs, go to /spawn and follow the redstone trail to the drug selling house. Inside, there is an NPC that you can right-click to open the drug selling menu.

But watch out - police patrol spawn and will try to frisk you and take your drugs. Police wear distinctive dark blue armour, and you should avoid them if you have drugs in your inventory. If a cop right-clicks you and you have more than a few drugs, your drugs will be taken and you will go to jail for up to a few minutes.

Tip: As a new player, you have two hours of protection from police. Use this time to scout selling routes before you start selling lots of drugs!

Muling

If you don't have any drugs to sell, but still want to make some money by selling drugs, you can mule drugs for other players. Once your reach the Mule rank, you can go on Mule Duty with /mule duty, and take jobs for a cut of the total sell price. You should be familiar with the selling routes before muling, since you have a mule reputation, and failing jobs (getting arrested or losing the drugs) will lower your reputation.

See muling for more detail on muling.

Raw Drugs

"Raw drugs" are any regular crop in vanilla minecraft that can be sold as a drug. This includes items like wheat, sugar, netherwart, etc. Selling these items is a good way to get your drug empire started.

Tip: Drug combinations are made with raw drugs, so even if you have no drug formulas yet, it can be beneficial to look at the combinations and make your first farm based on which combination(s) you plan to unlock!

Each raw drug has a drug name. For example, wheat is "High Quality Weed". It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the drug names. You can easily view all of the drug names at any time in-game with /drugnames.

Tip: Farms can take a while to set up, so it's best to start out by growing only one type of crop. Sugar cane grows fast and is easy to farm.

Drug Combinations

Create custom drug combination in The Drug Lab (/druglab).

Selling raw drugs will only get you so far. For an even greater profit, you'll have to start selling drug combination. These are combinations of raw drugs, and sometimes other ingredients, which will always sell for more than the sum of their components.

Drug combinations are crafted in the /druglab menu.

To make a drug combination, you must first have the right drug formula. See below for more info on drug formulas.

Drug Formulas

Drug formulas give you access to craft drug combinations in /druglab. To unlock a drug formula, you must redeem one Blank Drug Formula in /formulashop. This will give you a voucher item, which you can use to unlock access to craft the drug combination.

You don't start off with any Blank Drug Formulas, but you'll receive some for your first few rank-ups, and then they are occasionally rewarded for further rank-ups.


Police

The police uniform is a distinct dark blue colour.

Police are a core mechanic of MCDrugs. They roam the spawn world, searching for players who have drugs. They can frisk players, which checks the player for drugs. If they have drugs, the police officer gets the drugs and the player goes to jail. You can Identify police by their dark blue armor. The lighter an officer's hat, the higher their rank. They may also be in SWAT mode, which has them wearing a black leather hat and their armor being enchanted for PVP. Any player is able to enroll into the police force once they reach the Smuggler rank with /police enroll.

See Police for more info.

Ranking-Up

The main purpose of money on MCDrugs is to rank-up. You start off as a Junky, and can work your way up to the RASTA rank. Once you have enough money, you can rank-up with the /rankup command.

Each rank has rewards, and ranking-up gets you closer to Drug Lord status.

Once you complete all of the ranks, you can prestige, which will set you back to Junky of the next prestige, and earn you a Prestige Key and Museum Bust, among other rewards.


To see the costs of each rank-up, use /ranks. View Ranks for all perks and advantages to each rank.


Differences from Vanilla Minecraft

Some mechanics and features of vanilla Minecraft are disabled or altered on MCDrugs:

  • Pistons and hoppers are not craftable. They must be purchased from /shop or from other players.
  • Shulker boxes are completely disabled.
  • Bonemeal cannot be used in dispensers.
  • Villagers cannot be spawned or cured.
  • Illager raids are disabled.
  • Nether portals are disabled (access the Nether with /warp nether
  • Withers cannot be spawned (Exchange 3 wither skulls for a nether star with /skullconvert)

Worlds

The MCDrugs Navigator can be used to easily travel between worlds, and can be accessed with /nav.

The main gameplay of MCDrugs has four main worlds: Spawn, Wild, Farm-A, and Farm-M. Each world has unique features and advantages, and you should familiarize yourself with them before building your first farm.

You can easily travel between worlds by opening the world navigation menu with the /nav command.

There are a few more worlds, see worlds for information about them.

Spawn

The main functions of Spawn are selling drugs, gambling, and using player shops. This is where you start, and it's a safe place to be, as you're invincible while here (besides in prison, see below!).It's also a fun place to explore, as there's tons of hidden areas and details.

You can get back to the Spawn world at any time with /spawn.

Wild

Wild is intended to be used for Factions bases and vaults. As you'll see shortly, the limitations of the Farm worlds make Wild the natural choice for this purpose. It's not recommended to make farms in Wild.

The Nether and End are part of the Wild world. You can access them with /warp nether and /warp end

You can get to the Wild world at any time with /wild.

Farm-A

Farm-A is the automatic farm world, and is intended for automatic farms that can be harvested automatically. Like Wild, this world also has Factions, but the TNT resistance of obsidian is lower here.

Valuable items cannot be stored in chests and containers here.

To incentivize automatic farms, the following drugs will grow faster in Farm-A:

  • Sugarcane
  • Cactus
  • Melons
  • Pumpkins
  • Mushrooms

You can get to the Farm-A world at any time with /farma.

Farm-M

Farm-M is the manual farm world, and is intended for manual farms that must be harvested by hand. This world does not have Factions, so be sure make a well-hidden farm underground!

Valuable items cannot be stored in chests and containers here.

To incentivize manual farms, the following drugs grow faster in Farm-M:

  • Wheat
  • Nether Warts
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cocoa Beans
  • Beetroot

You can get to the Farm-M world at any time with /farmm.


Making Money

Selling drugs is the quickest way to make money on MCDrugs, but there's many more ways. A few are outlined below, but you can find much more detail on the Economy Page

Voting

Voting is the easiest way to make money on MCDrugs. You can vote for the server every day by doing /vote, or by going directly to the voting page, and voting on each link.

Voting doesn't only earn you money, but also Vote Tokens, Voter Crate Keys, Creeper Eggs, and more! Vote Tokens are a form of currency that can be used in /vshop.

Tip: It's always a good idea to be in a job while doing other activities. For example, if you're mining out a farm, join the Quarrier job (/jobs join quarrier).

Along with the rewards for each vote, the top five voters each week and each month earn huge cash rewards. Be sure to vote every day to become a top voter. There's also rewards for hitting voting milestones, which grant even more money, and some cosmetic chat tags. You can view all the rewards from voting with /vrewards.

Gambling

The Lion Casino in front of /spawn is the best place to gamble.

There's a lot of options for gambling on MCDrugs. Check out The Lion Casino directly in front of Spawn to start winning.

See Casino for more info.

Jobs

Jobs are a great way to earn passive income. You can make money while mining, exploring, woodcutting, fishing, etc.

Tip: Farms can take a while to set up, so it's best to start out by growing only one type of crop. Sugar cane grows fast and is easy to farm.

View the available jobs with /jobs browse, and join a job with /jobs join <job name>.

Fishing

Fishing is a calm, relaxing break from the world of drugs, and can be quite profitable. Fish can be sold to Chuck in the Fisher's Cove (below the Casino at Spawn). You can also craft fish into sushi, which can be sold for even more.

You can also earn rewards for fishing, including random enchanted items, and fishing crates.

For more, see Fishing and Sushi.

Parkour

Earn money for completing parkour courses in the Parkour world. Get there with /parkour. The rewards refresh every day, so you can keep completing courses for money.

Factions

The Factions plugin allows you to create your own group of up to 30 players, and claim your land to protect it. Factions are only available in the Wild and Farm-A worlds, and each of these two worlds have their own separate factions data, so factions from Wild to not carry over to Farm-A, and vice versa. Faction claims are great way to protect your land, just because you have a claim doesn't mean you are totally safe, players can use Creeper Eggs and TNT cannons to destroy your walls, or overclaim your land if you have more land than power.

Factions Commands

Here are the basic factions commands you need to know to get started:

  • Create a faction: /f create <faction name>.
  • Invite someone to your faction: /f invite <player>
  • Join a faction: /f join <faction name>
  • Claim land (by the chunk): /f claim <radius>
  • Set your faction home: /f sethome
  • Teleport to your faction home: /f home
  • Check Total faction power /f who <faction name>
  • Check personal power /f power

There's many more factions commands, too many to list here. To learn about them, you can read the official documentation.

For more information on Factions, view Factions.

Factions Power

The amount of land your faction can claim is limited by the power of your faction. Each player has their own amount of power, and the faction's power is the total power of every player in the faction. The number of chunks you can claim is limited by your faction's power.

Dying will lower your power, and you will have to wait for it to regenerate. This will lower your faction's current power. If your faction's power is lower than the number of chunks your faction has claimed, other factions will be able to steal your land.

Tip: Always keep your number of chunk claims lower than your total faction power, so that you can afford a few deaths without losing your land.

You can gain more personal factions power by ranking up.

Other Features

mcMMO

mcMMO adds skills and abilities that enchance vanilla Minecraft mechanics. Each skill has a level that you can increase by doing the corresponding activity. These activities include mining, excavation, swords, etc.

Your mcMMO levels will increase as you play - there's no need to use any commands.

If you want to learn more about mcMMO and your skill levels, use /mcmmo.

Click here to view the official mcMMO wiki for more information.


Shops

Player Shops

You can buy from and sell items to other players at the Player Shops in Spawn. You can get here with /warp shops. Player shops are stocked by the players, so the items available and their stock is not always consistent.

If there is a shop available, you can rent it for $5000 per day, and create shops to sell and buy items.

When using a player's shop in the player shops, right-click the sign to buy the item, and left-click to sell, if available.

Server Shop

The server shop menu can be accessed anywhere with /shop. This shop has infinite stock, and you can only buy items.


Alcohol

Alcohol can be brewed by police in buildings rented at Spawn. It can be bought and sold at the liquor store in Spawn.

See Alcohol for more info.